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Polymer Scientist

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. Job Description About the role: This position reports to the Head of Manufacturing Sciences. The Round Lake Site for Takeda produces the portfolio of Albumin filled into flexible containers (IV bags) This position is responsible for providing material selection, characterization, trouble-shooting and technical support for the multi-layered film, for the custom molded port, for the container closure system and for the entire container system. The larger Manufacturing Sciences team develops scientific and engineering insight and knowledge on the fill-finish operations resident in the site and owns the specifications for the product and intermediaries. How you will contribute:

  • Own container material related specifications and risk management activities for the site.
  • Owns the selection and manufacturing evolution of the container closure materials.
  • Lead and support teams to support complex technical problems that are critical to Deviations and CAPA's, associated with the container system.
  • Develop expertise in the characterization of particulate material and work with internal and external partners in their identification, risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Develop expertise in filling/finishing operations for flexible container filled biologics.
  • Develop and disseminate technical insight and knowledge in fill-finish operations, through definition of technical projects and subsequent planning and execution.
  • Execute Risk Management activities related to the container and process failure modes and defects
  • Support the site during inspections as one of the technical experts.
  • Interface with Manufacturing to help drive key metrics. What you bring to Takeda:
    • Must be proficient in written and oral English
    • Knowledge of polymer science principals. Specifically, in flexible container or injection molded component material selection and characterization.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in application of industry standard characterization and experimental methods as related to the product material systems.
    • Desire to become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for effects of heat sealing methods on the product materials.
    • Desire to become SME in failure and root cause analysis
    • Proficiency in statistical methods to analyze heterogenous data (from batch records), develop experimental plans and characterize existing complex processes. Minitab experience is desired.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Greenbelt certification desired
    • Typically Requires: Bachelor's degree in polymer science, material science, polymer engineering or other related technical field. 4+ years of related experience.
    • Desired: Advanced degrees (M.S. and/or Ph.D.) are desired, as well as experience with fill/finish operations. What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Professional training and development opportunities
      • Tuition reimbursement Important Considerations: At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. In this role, you may:
        • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions of the facility.
        • Must be able to carry up to 25lbs, lift up to 25lbs, push/pull up to 25lbs (with assistance of material handling equipment).
        • During observations and inspections: Must be able to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time over an 8-12 hour shift between rooms and across the site.
        • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work, standing work, and walking around observing conditions or performing work in the facility.
        • Indoor working conditions
        • General office environment with air conditioning and heating
        • Will work around moving equipment and machinery during observations
        • During observations and inspections: May be required to work in controlled environments requiring special safety gear or gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body. No make-up, jewelry, nail polish, or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
        • During observations and inspections: May be required to work in confined spaces/areas.
        • Requires flexibility to complete activities during non-traditional business hours and/or conduct activities in support of different shifts as needed.
        • Willing to travel. Travel required up to 20%. More about us: At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.This posting excludes Colorado applicants. EEO Statement Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law. Locations USA - IL - Round Lake - Drug Delivery Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical, Kenosha , Polymer Scientist, Other , Salem, Wisconsin

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